February 8, 2010
PASSING LEADERS Saints Brees...7-7, 48 yards, TD Colts Manning...14-21, 171 yards RECEIVING LEADERS Saints D. Thomas...1, 9 yards Colts Garcon...3, 44 yards RUSHING LEADERS Saints Bush...1, 12 yards Colts Addai...3, -2 yards Momentum: The Colts kept their first drive alive with a fourth-and-two conversion, but it all went downhill once Matt Stover missed the ensuing 51-yard field-goal try. The Saints followed with a 58-yard TD drive and two-point conversion.
December 28, 2009 |
The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings each started the season with new quarterbacks and renewed Super Bowl hopes. The similarities end there. The NFC North rivals meet in Chicago tonight, with the Vikings headed for the postseason and the Bears heading back to the drawing board. Jay Cutler leads the NFL with 25 interceptions and his Bears have lost six of seven. Brett Favre has only seven interceptions -- easily on pace for his career low as a starter -- and the Vikings clinched their division a week ago. But that's not to say all is rosy in Minnesota.
November 30, 2009
at Atlanta 20, Tampa Bay 17: Redskins owners must be wondering why no protesters demand that Chris Redman change his name. at Buffalo 31, Miami 14: Chad Henne is named the "Betty Crocker player of the week" for his three delectable turnovers at end of game. at Cincinnati 16, Cleveland 7: You know it's bad when Browns fans start longing for the glory days of Tim Couch. Indianapolis 35, at Houston 27: Colts' new philosophy: "We'll count to 10 and give you a head start before we go."
November 26, 2009
Oakland (3-7) at Dallas (7-3) Time: 1 p.m. Television: Channel 2. Line: Cowboys by 13.5. Over/Under: 40.5. Story line: The good news for Oakland fans: The Raiders have beaten Dallas three consecutive times and have a 6-3 record against the Cowboys. The bad news? The last meeting was 2005. The teams are in very different positions now, with the Cowboys atop the NFC East (having won five of six) and the 3-7 Raiders at the bottom of the AFC West.
December 14, 2009
Johnny U, meet Johnny U-turn. Arizona's Kurt Warner, the quarterback who has turned around two foundering franchises, is tied with the great Johnny Unitas for the most consecutive games with a passer rating of 120 or more (four) and can pass the late Hall of Famer tonight against San Francisco. That record would be nice, Warner says, but pales in comparison to the chance to clinch a second consecutive NFC West title and take the next step toward another Super Bowl run. The Cardinals (8-4)
January 11, 2010 |
Retirement rumors are swirling around Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner, who didn't help quash them when he spent an extra long time on the field after Sunday's victory over Green Bay. No matter what happens, it was the Cardinals' last home game of the season. "Everybody relax," Warner joked with reporters after being asked if that was something of a last hurrah. "That was my way of saying thanks to the fans because we're not coming back here this year. I appreciate them." Warner, 38, who has battled concussions, said he has not decided whether he will hang up his cleats after this season.
December 10, 1989 |
GAME OF THE DAY New York Giants (9-4) at Denver (10-3), 1 p.m. TV: Channel 2. This was shaping up as a possible Super Bowl preview until the Giants lost their last two games and fell into a tie for the NFC East lead with Philadelphia. The Giants beat Denver in the Super Bowl nearly three years ago at Pasadena, 39-20, but the Broncos are a different team these days, with Bobby Humphrey to go with John Elway on offense and a much stronger defense.
August 21, 1991 |
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed rookie running back Chuck Weatherspoon, who was put on waivers Monday by Philadelphia. Weatherspoon, the Eagles' ninth-round draft choice from La Habra High School, finished his college career at Houston as the Cougars' all-time leading rusher with 3,247 yards.
October 15, 1989 |
The crisis atmosphere has passed among the Raiders, with everyone so happy in the second week of the Art Shell era that Bo Jackson said it was like day, compared to last season's night. All that's left to learn is how far along this rebuilding project is-- and, of course, where the team will be playing when it's finished. For the latter scoop, nobody is saying, so stay tuned. For the former, we get weekly updates, the next coming today at 1 p.m.